ElectionGudie

March 22, 2008 Held

13,221,609
Voted
Taiwan

Republic of China

Election for President

Results

76%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:13,221,609
Valid Votes:13,103,963
Invalid Votes:117,646

Candidates:

MA Ying-jeou7,659,014

58.45

HSIEH Frank5,444,949

41.55

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Taiwan

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President CHEN Shui-bian
  • Head of Government: Premier Chun-hsiung CHANG
  • Assembly: Taiwan has a unicameral Legislative Yuan with 113 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Legislative Yuan, 73 members are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms, 6 members are reserved from districts to serve 4-year terms and 34 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** Members of the Legislative Yuan are elected through a mixed member proportional system. 73 seats are elected from constituencies, 6 reserved for the representation of indigenous people, and 34 members from at-large seats.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • HSIEH Frank
    • Party: Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)
  • MA Ying-jeou
    • Party: Nationalist Party / Kuomintang (KMT)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 22,858,872 (July 2007 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 17,321,622 (March 2008 )